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Doctor of Nursing Practice: 66 credits

Program credits are determined based on evaluation of MSN program of study and clinical/practicum hour attainment.

Foundation: 28 Credits
NSG7000 Organization and Systems Leadership for Nursing, 4 Credit Hours
NSG7005 Clinical Prevention and Population Health, 4 Credit Hours
NSG7010 Healthcare Policy, 4 Credit Hours
NSG7015 Financial Management and Resource Utilization, 4 Credit Hours
NSG7020 Evidence, Effectiveness, and Clinical Quality, 4 Credit Hours
PHE5015 Principles of Epidemiology, 4 Credit Hours
PHE5020 Biostatistical Methods, 4 Credit Hours
Specializations (Students select Two or Four Courses):16 Credits*
Administration Specialization
MHC6301 Healthcare Structure, Organization, and Governance, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6302 Public Health Organization and Management, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6303 Quality Performance and Management, 4 Credit Hours
MPA5001 Foundations of Public Administration, 4 Credit Hours
MPA5005 Public and Non-profit Organizational Behavior, 4 Credit Hours
MPA5010 Public and Non-profit Budgeting and Accounting, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6001 Research and Data Analysis in Public Administration, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6105 Grant Writing and Contract Administration, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6115 Program Evaluation of Public and Non-profit Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6501 State and Local Government and Intergovernmental Relations, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6505 Legislative and Judicial Process, 4 Credit Hours
MPA6520 Legal Environment of Public Administration, 4 Credit Hours
Information Technology Specialization
MIS5020 Information Systems Fundamentals, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6000 Principles of System Development, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6010 Project Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6020 Corporate Information Systems Management, 4 Credit Hours
MIS6101 Web Technologies, 4 Credit Hours
Leadership Specialization
LEA5100 Leadership, Organization Theory and Change, 4 Credit Hours
LEA5125 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics, 4 Credit Hours
LEA5130 Team Building and Group Dynamics, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6175 International Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6185 International Negotiations, 4 Credit Hours
LEA5140 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6150 Coaching and Professional Development, 4 Credit Hours
LEA6180 Strategic Negotiations, 4 Credit Hours
Public Health Specialization
PHE6202 Program Planning and Evaluation, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6210 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6220 Evidence-based Public Health Practice, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6201 Public Health Policy Research, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6401 Public Health Administration and Policy, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6402 Public Health Law and Ethics, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6404 Grant and Contract Proposal Writing in Public Health, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6405 Health Economics, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6110 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6502 Violence Prevention, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6503 Equity in Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
PHE6504 Public Health Surveillance, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

*Students are required to complete 2 program elective courses (8 credits). Students may also elect to complete 4 courses (16 credits) across the different program elective areas to earn a General specialization or to complete 4 courses within a single program elective area to earn an Administration, Information Technology, Leadership, Project Management, or Public Health specialization. In all cases, students should work closely with their Academic Counselor and Faculty Mentor to select appropriate coursework that meets their career needs and course prerequisites.

Clinical Field Experience: 12 or 18 Credits**
NSG7200 Advanced Nursing Field Experience I, 4 or 6 Credit Hours
NSG7205 Advanced Nursing Field Experience II, 4 or 6 Credit Hours
NSG7210 Advanced Nursing Field Experience III, 4 or 6 Credit Hours
Note(s):

**Students entering the DNP program with 640 or more hours of documented, post-baccalaureate clinical experience must take the DNP Clinical Field Experience coursework at 4 credits each. Students entering the DNP program with 460 hours but less than 640 hours of documented, post-baccalaureate clinical experience must take the DNP Clinical Field Experience coursework at 6 credits each. Students entering the DNP program with less than 460 hours of documented, post-baccalaureate clinical experience must take NSG 7220 prior to their enrollment in NSG7200 to reach the minimum 460 hours of documented, post-baccalaureate clinical experience. NSG7220 may be repeated up to three times. In all cases, students should work closely with their Academic Counselor and Faculty Mentor to schedule the appropriate clinical and field experience coursework needed to reach the total minimum required 1,000 documented hours of, post-baccalaureate clinical experience- required upon completion of the DNP program.

Capstone in Applied Practice: 4 Credits
NSG8100 Capstone in Applied Practice I, 1 Credit Hour
NSG8105 Capstone in Applied Practice II, 1 Credit Hour
NSG8110 Capstone in Applied Practice III, 1 Credit Hour
NSG8115 Capstone in Applied Practice IV, 1 Credit Hour
Note(s):

**South University, Online Program offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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